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Doctor insights on: Asmanex Twisthaler Medication

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I am on asmanex twisthaler now to help with my asthma, but I don't feel like I am getting anything. I have asked and I am doing it right. Not sure?

I am on asmanex twisthaler now to help with my asthma, but I don't feel like I am getting anything. I have asked and I am doing it right. Not sure?

See below: Asmanex is a maintenance medication, you are not expected to feel like you are getting anything after you take it. This is a common misconception. Is your asthma getting better overall? That is how you measure your response. If not, there are other similar medications that may help you, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

Asmanex (Definition)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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What are the side effects of smz/tmp ds generic for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and asmanex twisthaler. Thank you?

What are the side effects of smz/tmp ds generic for bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds and asmanex twisthaler. Thank you?

Usually none, but...: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) (smz/tmp) is a sulfa antibiotic that can sometimes cause allergic drug reactions on the skin, such as red rashes, hives, or occasionally worse. Stomach upset, with or without diarrhea, can happen with any antibiotic. Asmanex is an inhaled powder, so can cause a cough in a few people very sensitive to the powder. Asmanex is a steroid, so may cause oral thrush if one doesn't rinse and spit. ...Read more

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I have asthma and take asmanex daily and albuterol 3-4 times per week before exercise. Should I be worried about this level of medication use?

I have asthma and take asmanex daily and albuterol 3-4 times per week before exercise. Should I be worried about this level of medication use?

Controlled asthma: If you require rescue medication (albuterol) more than once or twice a month for breakthrough wheezing, it would be wise to let your doctor know. Otherwise (in most cases) routine use of preventative Rx (inhaled steroids and pre-exercise albuterol) as prescribed are usually safer long term than uncontrolled asthma. Regimens should be reviewed frequently to minimize medication dose and frequency ...Read more

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What would be the equivalent 2x daily dose of asmanex 100mcg if I am already on Arnuity 100mcg 1x daily. Which dosing schedule is better?

What would be the equivalent 2x daily dose of asmanex 100mcg if I am already on Arnuity 100mcg 1x daily. Which dosing schedule is better?

Asmanex: (mometasone) vs annuity (fluticasone), both are dosed as twice a day, so the asmanex dose quoted would be better, however 200 mcg twice a day is the usual medium dose, check again with your doctor which dose is s/he recommending, best wishes ...Read more

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Can asmanex inhaler have side effects? If so what are they?

Can asmanex inhaler have side effects? If so what are they?

Yes: Common side effects include fungal mouth infections (“thrush”) which appear as white patches and can be avoided by rinsing mouth after each use. Other common side effects, which may go away over time, are headaches, fatigue, depression, muscle and joint pain, runny nose, sinus infection, and sore throat. If any of these do not go away after a few days, report them to your doctor. ...Read more

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Which one is more efficient against asthma? Asmanex or singulair (montelukast)?

Which one is more efficient against asthma? Asmanex or singulair (montelukast)?

Apples and oranges: You cannot make this type of comparison since we are talking about to different drugs. Asthmanex is an inhaled cortisone while singulair (montelukast) is entirely different. Both are used as controllers but with different outcomes. Talk it over with your physician
Good Luck. ...Read more

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I am taking Arnuity 100 1x daily I am wheezing 5/7 days of the week. I have asmanex HFA100 as well, canitry 2xdailydosing? How many puffs per day?

I am taking Arnuity 100 1x daily I am wheezing 5/7 days of the week. I have asmanex HFA100 as well, canitry 2xdailydosing? How many puffs per day?

See allergist: If you are wheezing 5/7 days in a week, your asthma is considered poorly controlled. Since increasing the steroid dose may not be the only answer (the response tends to plateau at higher doses), you should consult an allergist ASAP before you end up in the hospital. Aside from medication options, he can counsel you on avoidance measures and possibly allergy shots. ...Read more

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I have 2 questions, is the strength of asmanex 110 comparable to Flovent 110. Is Flovent diskus small enough to get into the small airways. Vs HFA?

I have 2 questions, is the strength of asmanex 110 comparable to Flovent 110. Is Flovent diskus small enough to get into the small airways. Vs HFA?

No and Yes: Though asmanex and flovent are both steroids (cortisone) they do differ in strength.. This does not necessarily make one better than the other. Both agents are designed to get into the lungs to reduce inflammation. Remember, this type of "controller" must be used regularly- not like your "rescue inhaler" which is used only when you are having an attack. ...Read more

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I have been taking Nasonex (mometasone) and Asmanex for several months. Can these cause disruptions with the menstrual cycle? (very light?)

I have been taking Nasonex (mometasone) and Asmanex for several months. Can these cause disruptions with the menstrual cycle? (very light?)

Not likely: It's not very likely that these two medications would cause significant changes to your menstrual cycle. I would look at other possible causes like your thyroid disorder or not taking your pills around the same time of the day as possible trigger for irregularities. ...Read more

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Have had trouble sleeping for 6 months. Practice healthy sleep habits. I have asthma, could my inhaler (asmanex) keep me up or more likely poor asthma?

Have had trouble sleeping for 6 months. Practice healthy sleep habits. I have asthma, could my inhaler (asmanex) keep me up or more likely poor asthma?

Unlikely: Unless you are taking an unusually high dose, Asmanex is not expected to cause insomnia On the other hand, uncontrolled asthma may awaken you from your sleep. There are also other causes for insomnia- too much caffeine, anxiety, depression, sleep apnea etc. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Occasionally when allergy is high I get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.

Occasionally when allergy is high I get mild SOB and some light wheezing. Asmanex VS. Singulair (montelukast). Which one is better to treat Allergy induced Asthma.

Depends: Montelukast (Singulair (montelukast)) works well in some patients, but inhaled steroids (Asmanex is one of several) are more reliably effective, in general. Singulair (montelukast) has the advantage of helping nasal and eye allergies, too. Always start with a emergency inhaler like albuterol first. All three are prescription; discuss side effects w/ provider. ...Read more

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Can asmanex or nasonex (mometasone) make my anxiety/depression condition worse? My doctor and pharmacist are telling me conflicting answers.

Can asmanex or nasonex (mometasone) make my anxiety/depression condition worse? My doctor and pharmacist are telling me conflicting answers.

Unlikely: While there are side effects to both of these drugs, there do not appear to be common reactions that could worsen your anxiety or depression. Check with your pharmacist or MD re the other drugs you are taking. It is possible there is an interaction with another drug that could cause this effect. Ask them to write down their concerns for you. Consider CBT therapy with a psychologist. Good luck ...Read more

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Hx: asthma, pts = sm airway, asmanex x1 qhs. New prescription mn txs unit dose albuterol q4 prn. Used 13 of 25 doses in 40 days. Is this reasonable frequency?

Hx: asthma, pts = sm airway, asmanex x1 qhs. New prescription mn txs unit dose albuterol q4 prn. Used 13 of 25 doses in 40 days. Is this reasonable frequency?

No: You should not be using a rescue inhaler as frequently as you are describing. It would appear that you are constantly being exposed to your "trigger (s)" and your controller is not working effectively. Have your physician reevaluate your controller treatment. ...Read more

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Why did my medication make me fat?

Why did my medication make me fat?

Meds made fat: You ate more calories than you burned. Usually they stimualate appetite. ...Read more

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What medication can I take for pile?

What medication can I take for pile?

Steroid like cream: Check with your pharmacist as their are steroid like creams that can help with hemorrhoids. Increase fiber and fluids so as not to get constipated, which can increase your risk of hemorrhoids. If severe, you may need to see a dr. For treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How exactly does pain medication work?

How exactly does pain medication work?

Two ways: Pain medication can work at the site of the pain like a anti inflamation medication or at the central nervous system like the opioids. Depending on the necessity for the doctor will prescribe the appropriate medication. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for a cold?

What is the best medication for a cold?

Cold: Most of the medications don't really work and in fact may make the cold last longer. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen for aches and fever. Mucinex to thin out secretions. Lots of fluids and rest. ...Read more

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How can I start taking less medication?

How can I start taking less medication?

Not sure about less?: If you are taking drugs for a chronic condition like heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, then this a difficult question. If you are concerned about how many pills you are taking in a day, maybe combinations or long acting drugs can reduce the number. Either way, this is to be discussed with your physician since these alternatives are not for everyone. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took the wrong medication by accident?

I took the wrong medication by accident?

Wrong medication: You can call the poison control # at 1-800-222-1222 if you are worried about the impact of the medication that you took. ...Read more

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Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Any medication for decrease my appetite?

Yes, but: There are many appetite suppressants on the market but you must be very careful. Do not try any of them without first speaking to your physician. They can often raise your blood pressure which would be a problem with hypertensives. Ask first before you do anything.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there ways to grow without medication?

Is there ways to grow without medication?

Not sure: If you mean "bulking up" there are many supplements in nutrition stores that may be considered. Of course you should talk this over with your physician as they may effect you in other ways. If you mean height, I am not aware of anything for this. ...Read more

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What medications are used to relieve pain?

What medications are used to relieve pain?

Otc: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What is the best anti diarheal medication?

What is the best anti diarheal medication?

Loperamide: Best depends upon the underlying cause. Best treatment for diarrhea due to cancer is to treat the cancer and best treatment for diarrhea caused by lactose intolerance is to stop the lactose, but in general loperamide is a good agent. ...Read more

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How do I know if my medication is too high?

How do I know if my medication is too high?

Dose??: If you mean is the dose too high we must narrow it down to what type of medication. All medications have side effects- many of which are associated with excessive dosing. Speak to your primary physician or pharmacist about the specific medication. ...Read more

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What medication should one use for clymydia?

What medication should one use for clymydia?

Doxycycline: doxycycline is the drug of choice to treat chlamydia, it should be prescribed by a licensed health care provider. The treatment is seven days. Azithromycin one dose may also be used to treat chlamydia infections ...Read more